Posted Jan 10, 2005 in Health.
For at least 20 years, I have been overweight. As a young teenager, I had a penchant for Golden Wonder cheese and onion crisps (potato chips) and Cherry Coke. Later on, it was cheeseburgers. I've always eaten more than necessary, because I like the feeling of being full, and the result has been that I've added around 14 pounds a year for those 20 years. I haven't been able to weigh myself for many years, but I would estimate that I weigh at least 400 pounds (around 29 stone).
My wife and I spent some time over the weekend making a meal plan that suits everyone in the house. We will all basically eat the same thing, but my meal will be modified to take into account my dietary needs. That is going to be a big help, because it is hard to diet when everyone else is eating pizzas, burgers, and fried chicken.
It's only day one of around 700 (an estimate based on the desire to lose around 2 pounds a week), but I feel more confident about my prospects this time. I've just ordered a high-capacity scale that should allow me to weigh myself. I am hoping that being able to measure my weight-loss will give me a psychological boost.
Wish me luck!